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[movies]Le Monstre - Georges Méliès
An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the opportunity of gazing once more upon the features of his wife. The dervish accepts the offer. He brings in from a neighboring tomb the receptacle containing the remains of the princess. He opens it and removes the skeleton, which he places upon the ground close beside him...
Keywords: GenX; Georges Méliès; Sphynx; Monster
Downloads: 6,862 (1 review)
[movies]Le Voyage Dans la Lun - Georges Méliès
Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès (1902) George Melies's `A Trip to the Moon' welcomes a change in film making of the twentieth century. Combined with live action as well as models, the movie tells a story about astronauts who take a trip to the moon. The moon, having a human face captures the astronauts after they crash into its eye. They later escape the moon and it's moon-men and make it back to earth safely...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Moon; Fantasy; Short
Downloads: 5,829
[movies]Le Royaume des Fées - Georges Méliès
Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears... Bleuette Bernon ... Aurora Georges Méliès ... Prince Bel-Azor Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Release Date: France September 1903 (Paris) UK September 1903 (London) USA 5 September 1903 Also Known As: Le royaume des fées France (original title) A tündérkirályság Hungary (imdb display title) Au royaume des fées France...
Keywords: Georges Méliès; Short; Fantasy; Adventure; Kingdom; Fairy Tale
Downloads: 3,737
[movies]Cendrillon (Cinderella) - Georges Méliès
Possibly the earliest film version of Cinderella, Cendrillion (1899) was landmark for Georges Méliès; it founded the techniques and tricks he would later master and become famous for, earning him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Charles Perrault (story) Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon and Carmely Country: France Release Date: 25 December 1899 (USA) Also Known As: Cinderella Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Runtime: about 6 min (DVD) Sound ...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Fairy Tale
Downloads: 3,481
[movies]La Tentation de Saint Antoine - Georges Méliès
The Temptation of St. Anthony La Tentation de Saint Antoine, 1898, 1m10s Star Film Catalogue No. 169 In his cave, the hermit Saint Anthony prays before an effigy of the crucified Christ. A scantily-clad woman suddenly appears, and St Anthony shields his eyes from the sight of temptation. She vanishes, and he recommences reading the Bible. Two women appear either side of him, and he recoils in horror...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Religious
Downloads: 2,899
[movies]Le Chaudron Infernal - Georges Méliès
The Infernal Boiling Pot (Le Chaudron Infernal) is a 1903 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron. He performs an incantation and three spirits suddenly appear from the flames, before dancing above his head. Frolicking in hellish joy, the demon watches as the three spirits burn up and fall to earth...
Keywords: GenX; Georges Méliès; Hand Painted; Hell
Downloads: 2,780
[movies]Les Tresors de Satan - Georges Méliès
The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau, puts the seven bags in a strong box, and makes with his hands some cabalistic motions. The miser comes into the hall and is greatly astonished to find his fortune missing. He opens the coffer and immediately the bags leap out...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Fantasy; Comedy; Short
Downloads: 2,777
[movies]Le Puits Fantastique - Georges Méliès
Summary: Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well. Storyline: Townspeople are seen walking past the village well. A man and a mule [the latter obviously a person in a mule costume] stop nearby as the man prepares to get water. An old crone accosts the man and begs a hand-out, but the man indignantly refuses. As he turns back to deal with his mule, the crone reveals herself a witch and curses the well, then exits, shaking her fist...
Keywords: GenX; Georges Méliès; Stop Motion; Fantasy; Short
Downloads: 1,976
[movies]Jeanne d’Arc - Georges Méliès
Jeanne d’Arc, 1900, 10m19s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 264-275 Director: Georges Méliès Writers: Georges Méliès (screenplay), Georges Méliès (story) Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès and Jeanne d'Alcy as Jeanne d'Arc Despite being made as early as 1900, Georges Méliès’ Joan of Arc was in fact the second adaptation of the legend: Georges Hatot’s The Execution of Joan of Arc (Execution de Jeanne d’Arc) was made in 1897...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Joan of Arc; History; Silent Film; Short; Drama; Hand-coloured
Downloads: 1,858
[movies]Le Cauchemar - Georges Méliès
Le Cauchemar, 1896, 1m09s Star Film Catalogue No. 82 In the grip of a nightmare, a man tosses and turns in bed. He imagines a woman sitting at the foot end, clad only in a sheet, but when he reaches out to embrace her, she turns into a blackface minstrel with a banjo, and he reacts in horror, falling back onto the bed. The minstrel leaps up onto the bed and performs a song and dance routine. Unable to stand it any longer, the man grabs him by the shoulders, only to find him turning into Pierrot ...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Fantasy
Downloads: 1,834 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur - Georges Méliès
"The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship" (Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur) A Jules Verne-like flying airship soars the skies with floating mermaids before out of control fireworks put an end to the crazy inventor's dreams. Unlike the Technicolor wonders that would come decades later, this Georges Méliès film from 1905 achieved its color the old-fashioned way; they were painted on the film by hand.
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Silent Film; Short Film; Fantasy; Science Fiction
Downloads: 1,567 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Excelsior! - Georges Méliès
The magician appears upon the stage with his assistant. Taking a handkerchief from his pocket, he causes an empty jar to suddenly appear under it. He places the empty jar upon the table and seizing his assistant by one arm, begins pumping, when lo! a stream of water emits from the mouth of the assistant and fills the dish. One by one he takes six fishes from the mouth of his assistant and places them in the dish...
Keywords: GenX; Georges Méliès; Fantasy; Magic
Downloads: 1,024
[movies]Barbe-bleue - Georges Méliès
A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances. Director: Georges Méliès Writers: Georges Méliès (adaptation), Charles Perrault (fairy tale) Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy and Bleuette Bernon Lord Bluebeard is looking for a woman to become his eighth wife, as his first seven wives have all passed away. Many noble families bring their daughters to meet him, but none of the young women want to marry him...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Action; Adventure; Fairy Tale; Horror
Downloads: 1,021 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Le Savant et le chimpanzé - Georges Méliès
Le Savant et le chimpanzé, 1900, 1m04s Star Film Catalogue No. 317 An elderly doctor keeps a monkey in a cage. When he briefly pops out, the monkey breaks free, leaps onto a nearby table and begins to systematically wreck the doctor’s study. After overturning a cupboard, he climbs up the stairs to the doctor’s bedroom. The doctor grabs it by the tail, which comes off. While the monkey trashes the bedroom, the doctor is attempting to tame the tail, which has developed a life of its own...
Keywords: GenX; Georges Méliès; Comedy
Downloads: 990
[movies]L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc - Georges Méliès
L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc (The Man With The Rubber Head) is a 1902 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was filmed in 1901 and released in 1902. A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the head increases in size and continues to enlarge until it becomes truly colossal while making faces...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 960
[movies]Deux Cent Milles Sous les Mers - Georges Méliès
A man enters a sub and the submarine slowly descends as the crowd watches. Then, you see what is supposed to be an underwater scene. It's done using stop-motion, real fish and painted images. It must have been pretty cool back in 1907--but it looks pretty dated today. Then, things get weird. Starfish turn into dancing girls--yes, dancing girls! Sadly, the ship scares them off! But, at least the guy in the boat gets to see some mermaids--and leaves the boat (and seems to be breathing just fine!)...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Adventure; Science Fiction
Downloads: 877
[movies]Le Diable Géant ou Le Miracle de la Madonne - Georges Méliès
Le Diable Géant ou Le Miracle de la Madonne, 1901, 2m03s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 384-385 In a lavishly appointed room, a woman is serenaded by a man playing a lute while balanced on a ladder propped up just outside her window. After they clasp hands and gaze lovingly into each otherâs eyes, he descends to the ground. She crosses the room, beside herself with emotion. A devil appears in the alcove, causes bars to appear on her window, taunts her, and then performs a suggestive dance, gradually...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; The Devil
Downloads: 833
[movies]Le Cake-Walk Infernal - Georges Méliès
Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance amidst the flames. A queer and ugly being wishes also to join in the dance, but his limbs break away and dance far from him. All the subjects of His Majesty are seized with the irresistible mania for dancing, and start an unbridled provincial dance...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Horror; Comedy; The Devil
Downloads: 733
[movies]À La Conquête Du Pôle - Georges Méliès
Conquest Of The North Pole: Scientists from all over the world are meeting to discuss the best way to reach the North Pole. Professor Maboul demonstrates for them the innovative equipment that he has designed for the purpose. When everything is ready, Maboul and several other scientists depart for the pole. Their trip will prove to be even more eventful than expected.Country: FranceLanguage: FrenchRelease Date: 1912 (France)Also Known As: À la conquête du pôle, The Conquest of the PoleProduc...
Keywords: Georges Méliès; Fantasy; Adventure; GenX
Downloads: 718
[movies]Le Diable au Couvent - Georges Méliès
Le Diable au Couvent, 1899, 3m09s Star Film Catalogue No. 185-7 In a convent, a priest adjusts the position of some chairs before departing. As soon as heâs gone, the devil (Méliès) emerges from the font, and looks around. Spotting a rope dangling from the ceiling, he tugs on it, and a bell rings. He wraps his cloak around himself and turns into a priest. Seven white-clad nuns enter and kneel on the chairs as the priest/devil mounts the pulpit...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Horror; Comedy; The Devil in a Convent; The Sign of the Cross
Downloads: 710
[movies]La Lune à un Mètre - Georges Méliès
La Lune à un Mètre, 1898, 3m13s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 160-162 Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès (creator) Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: 1898 (France) Also Known As: Egy méterre a Hold Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France At over three minutes, The Astronomerâs Dream is three times longer than a typical early Georges Méliès' short, and has duly been given three entries in his Star Film catalogue (presumably this meant he could ...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Science Fiction
Downloads: 705
[movies]Les Qautre Cents Farces du Diable - Georges Méliès
Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him on a spit. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France release Dates: France 1905 USA 1906 Shoot location: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) Les quatre cents farces du diable France (original title) Az ördög 400 csapása Hungary Czterysta zartów diabelskich Pola...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Horror
Downloads: 664
[movies]Panorama Pris d'un Train En Marche - Georges Méliès
Panorama Pris d'un Train En Marche, 1898, 1m15s Star Film Catalogue No. 151 Synopsis: From the top of one of the carriages of a moving train, looking straight ahead over the roofs of the other carriages and over the steam engine pulling them, the viewer travels along a suburban Paris line, under bridges, past assorted buildings and through a station. For those tracking Georges Georges Méliès surviving films from the start, it has already become clear that for all his undoubted originality, he ...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Train
Downloads: 654
[movies]Eclipse de Soleil en Pleine Lune - Georges Méliès
Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything darkens and the astronomer hurries upstairs to his telescope. It is an eclipse of the sun, and through his glass, he sees a female moon coming toward a masculine sun, flirting as they move closer to what becomes a consummation...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Drama; Romance
Downloads: 644
[movies]Le Diable Noir - Georges Méliès
The jump cut was the key element in early movie conjurer Georges Méliès bag of tricks, and as he grew more experienced in the production of films so his use of this trick grew more sophisticated. This ingenious little movie shows off Méliès' adeptness to good effect, and it's clear that a lot of imagination has been used in a simple tale. A mischievous devil appears in a hotel room and is just preparing for a snooze when a traveler enters the room...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 631
[movies]Conte de la Grand-Mère et Rêve de L'enfant - Georges Méliès
The film begins with a grandmother reading a story to a small child before tucking him or her into bed (it's a bit difficult to tell which the tot is). No sooner has the mite fallen asleep than s/he begins dreaming of an angel standing over his/her bed and whisking him/her off to a land of giant toys. The kid wanders around for a bit before being led away by a lady who takes him/her to a jungle or forest where other young ladies dressed as butterflies dance around a bit....
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Fantasy; Fairy Tale
Downloads: 621
[movies]Le Papillon Fantastique - Georges Méliès
On exiting a strange cone a young girl deploys her butterfly wings. Mr Méliès is preparing for the show. In a puff of smoke, a star in the centre of which a second young girl appears, occupies the centre of the stage. As quick as lightning and the young girl from the star is transformed into a threatening spider-woman. But Méliès is there! With a magical gunshot the sprawling creature disappears in an enormous cloud of smoke...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 580
[movies]Le Mélomane - Georges Méliès
A marching band appears, and the band-leader prepares to give them the music for the song he wants them to play. He has prepared a large staff above their heads, and he now creates notes by making duplicates of his own head, placing them on the staff, and completing the notes with sticks and other implements taken from the band members. When he has finished, the players attempt to perform the music that has been written in such an unusual fashion...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Music
Downloads: 579
[movies]Escamotage d’une dame chez Robert-Houdin - Georges Méliès
Escamotage d’une dame chez Robert-Houdin, 1896, 1m15s Star Film Catalogue No. 70 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy (Woman) and Georges Georges Méliès (Magician) Country: France Also Known As: Egy hölgy eltűnése Production Co: Théâtre Robert-Houdin Runtime: 1 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Featured in The Magic of Méliès (1997) A magician enters a room and bows to an unseen audience...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 559
[movies]L'Artiste et le Mannequin - Georges Méliès
Star Film Catalogue No. 284 L'Artiste et le Mannequin (The Artist and the Dummy) Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: April 1903 (USA) AKA: The Artist and the Dummy Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White A very simple gag film as a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist, this one-minute film could have been made by almost anyone at this point of time - and it was made, in varying forms, by several p...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Comedy
Downloads: 548
[movies]L'homme Mouche - Georges Méliès
Long before Fred Astaire or Lionel Richie danced on the ceiling, there was Georges Méliès as "The Human Fly" in L'homme Mouche. 'Nuff said. L'homme Mouche, 1902, 1m46s Star Film Catalogue No. 415-416 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Sound Mix: Silent Color: Color (hand colored) Release Date: February 1903 (USA) Production Co: Star-Film Also Known As (AKA) L'homme mouche France (original title) A légy-ember Hungary The Human Fly USA
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 543
[movies]L'Homme Orchestre - Georges Méliès
L'Homme Orchestre, 1900, 1m21s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 262-263 In many ways a sequel to The Four Troublesome Heads (Un Homme de têtes, 1898), The One-Man Band ups the ante to a considerable degree by featuring no fewer than seven identically-dressed Georges Méliès playing musical instruments and interacting with one another in remarkably convincing synchronisation. Buster Keaton pulled off a similar trick in The Playhouse (1921) with greater technical polish, but Méliès beat him to the scr...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Music
Downloads: 533
[movies]L'Affaire Dreyfus (2) L'Île Du Diable - Georges Méliès
The Dreyfus Affair (2) The Devil Island Released in 1899, that is to say only 5 years after the start of the Dreyfus affair in a political context in which France is divided into two camps, the film reconstructs openly Dreyfusard sequentially in chronological order and the facts of the time. After the military judgment, silent images show Dreyfus in jail where he is tied to his bed at night. Then we see the suicide of Colonel Henry followed the return of Dreyfus in France by a stormy night...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; L'Affaire Dreyfus; The Dreyfus Affair; Biography; Short Film; Silent Film; Drama; Politics; 1899
Downloads: 527
[movies]François Ier et Triboulet - Georges Méliès
This is a five minute short film from Georges Méliès. Like most of his films, Méliès himself appears in the movie--as the jester. He bounces about and tries to entertain the king. However, Francois appears bored by all this. But, when the jester brings out a pretty lady (in 1907 clothing, by the way), the king takes notice! Then, the jester goes about doing the usual Méliès stuff--magic (as he was a stage magician before turning to films).Sadly, the final portion of the film is degraded an...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Comedy
Downloads: 522
[movies]La Sirène - Georges Méliès
A man in a silk top hat stands in front of an empty aquarium. He pours water into his hat and goes fishing, hooking a small one. He becomes a hobo and catches more and more fish from the hat. Then he starts pulling out rabbits. The backdrop becomes the sea, and a mermaid appears. She flirts and beguiles us. The mermaid becomes a woman who leaves the sea and joins the magician, who becomes Neptune. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Kn...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 516
[movies]Le Juif Errant - Georges Méliès
It is interesting that the Catholic -- but pro-Dreyfus -- Méliès would make this allegorical film about a symbolic Jew, played by Méliès himself, wandering throughout the ages, plagued for eternity by his complicity in the death of Christ. On the surface, the film isn't anti-Semitic so much as it is illustrative of a tenet in the Catholic faith going back to the Medieval period, still very much in force at the end of the 19th century...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; History
Downloads: 463
[movies]La Colle Universelle - Georges Méliès
A peddler of "the best glue" sets up his outdoor stall. A crowd gathers for a demonstration. As he gives his pitch, two observant cops decide drive off his customers and close him down, much to his fury. He seeks revenge as they sit on a park bench. Incensed, they give chase to administer frontier justice. The crowd, with a mob's psyche, cheers on whomever is on top. It's a pity because this glue really does work...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Comedy
Downloads: 459
[movies]Une Nuit Terrible - Georges Méliès
A Terrible Night Une Nuit terrible, 1896, 1m08s Star Film Catalogue No. 26 A bearded man in a nightdress and nightcap extinguishes his cigarette and bedside candle and lies back in bed. A gigantic beetle climbs up the bed, skitters across his prone body and heads up the wall, covered by a curtain. He leaps up as though electrified, grabs a broom, swats the insect onto the bed, and stamps on it. He then picks up its corpse and deposits it in the chamber pot that he keeps in the cupboard by the si...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
Downloads: 452
[movies]Le Mariage de Victoire - Georges Méliès
"How Bridget's Lover Escaped" ("Le marriage de Victoire") is a comedy from Georges Méliès. It begins with a man (I think he's a fireman) in he kitchen--making out with the cook, Bridget. When folks overhear the commotion, they enter the kitchen and the man hides. After a while, I guess he got bored and attacks them. This leads to a police chase on the rooftops of Paris. In the end, Bridget and her lover marry...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
Downloads: 448
[movies]Les Aventures de Robinson Crusoé - Georges Méliès
Sadly the only thing available are just a few fragments running just over a minute. Since there aren't any title cards it's going to be important for the viewer to already know the story. However, with that said, even if you do know the story then it might be hard to pick up on what's actually going on. The first scene has Crusoe fighting off some men coming after him. The second scene has him in a cottage just sitting around...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 448
[movies]La Chaise à Porteurs Enchantée - Georges Méliès
A man stands in front of a backdrop painted with a nature scene. From a fan, he conjures a costume, then a woman appears inside it. An assistant carries in a mannequin; they dress her and she suddenly comes alive. The magic continues: footmen bring in a sedan chair. He covers two seated women with scarves; when he removes the scarves, the women have traded places. The women, the magician, his assistant, and the footmen continue to appear and disappear, changing places and costumes...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 447
[movies]Illusions Fantasmagoriques - Georges Méliès
A stage magician produces a dove from his sleeve, kisses it and puts it in a large wooden box that is mounted on a small table. He then throws in various items of clothing and makes a symbolic gesture. A small child emerges from the box, and the magician carries him out, placing him on a small plinth. He then produces a large axe and cuts the boy down the middle, producing two identical children. They begin to fight each other, and the magician picks one up and turns him upside down...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 442
[movies]Évocation Spirite - Georges Méliès
Release Date: 1899 Country: France Written and Directed by Georges Méliès AKA "Summoning the Spirits" AKA "Invoking the Spirits" Évocation Spirite is a simple trick film from Georges Méliès. In it he plays a magician who presents us with a wreath. From within this a woman's head appears. This in turn transforms into the head of the devil and then into Méliès himself. It's a basic set up and is only really a showcase for one visual bit of trickery...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 441
[movies]La Flamme Merveilleuse - Georges Méliès
A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is changed to a napkin, and afterward to a tablecloth. Out of the table cloth comes a servant. The servant brings a low table upon which the juggler throws some magic powder. The powder takes fire and blazes up into a large flame, in the midst of which appears a beautiful female...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 438
[movies]L'impressioniste Fin de Siecle - Georges Méliès
L'impressioniste Fin de Siecle, 1899, 0m57s Star Film Catalogue No. 183 A stage magician props up a female dummy on a table and lets it fall back before grabbing it and transforming it into a live ballerina. He helps her down and she performs some ballet steps before sitting in a chair. The magician places a large tube on the table and covers her with a cloth. She vanishes, and reappears inside the tube...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 435
[movies]Les Affiches en Goguette - Georges Méliès
Move over, Mad Men, THIS is how you run an advertising campaign - An entire wall of posters comes to life! Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release Date: France 1906 Also Known As (AKA) Les affiches en goguette France (original title) A vidám plakátok Hungary The Hilarious Posters USA
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Comedy
Downloads: 432
[movies]Les Cartes Vivantes - Georges Méliès
Les cartes vivantes Also known as The Living Playing Cards in the USA (1905) French B&W : Short film Directed by Georges Méliès A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Drama; Fantasy
Downloads: 421
[movies]Le Tonnerre de Jupiter - Georges Méliès
With godly entrapment, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Country: France Release Date: 7 November 1903 (USA) Also Known As (AKA) Le tonnerre...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Mythology
Downloads: 415
[movies]L'alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue Infernale [tinted] - Georges Méliès
A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Hand-Coloured
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[movies]Un peu de feu s.v.p - Georges Méliès
A comedic short from director Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 13 February 1904 (USA) France (1903) Also Known As (AKA) Un peu de feu s.v.p. France (original title) Every Man His Own Cigar Lighter USA Nieco ognia prosze Poland
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
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